Asset class

The different types of investments, such as bonds and shares. Usually, they will respond differently to market conditions. For example, when shares fall the price of bonds may go up. Spreading your money across several asset classes means you will be less likely to suffer major losses if one takes a sudden downturn. This is known as diversification.

Find out more about the different asset classes in our How to choose and manage your own investments guide.

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